Well, they’ve come and they’ve gone.
My Mom, Sister and I had 6 full days together. Add in Hubbs, the boys, grand kids, good friends + Frankie the dog and that garnered us many hilarious and heartfelt moments. More than once “the look” was exchanged between my sister and me, and all of us laughed ’till our faces ached.
We enjoyed Tigers baseball in the garage, sunshine on the patio, and meals in and out. We talked politics and current affairs and updates on family, far and wide. A familiar pinch was felt as we watched the boys hug Nana, their height dwarfing her by a country mile. And I’ll never forget how wide her grin was when they did.
Sister and I had time together in the kitchen, prepping and chatting and singing along to songs like we’d always done. She can relax with me and let her silly side out, which she did more than once. Her delighted giggles echo in my head still.
It was worth it you know. The cleaning, the prep, our efforts to make it all “just so.”
The boys called me out on that, too, urging me to “just relax, have fun, and don’t worry about stuff so much.” A funny thing that is, hearing my words coming back to me in their voices.
The grands made themselves known and many, many photos were snapped. Priceless.
Yes, the visit was deep, the emotions were wide, and the ache I feel will have to last me … till next time.
“We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.” ~Marquise de Sévigné